Ciabatta BLT


Dennis’ men’s softball team, Fast & Furious is back on the fields for the spring season and tonight is game night. Thursdays need to be quick and on the lighter side. I chose to make BLT sandwiches for dinner tonight but wanted to change it up a bit so used ciabatta rolls that I came across this morning when I was doing some shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market. I also used red leaf lettuce instead of the usual iceberg.

I cooked my bacon in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. In the last 10 minutes, I added my ciabatta rolls to the oven to toast them a bit.

While my bacon was cooking and my rolls toasting, I cut up a beefsteak tomato and gathered up my lettuce and set it aside.

Once the bacon and rolls were done, I spread mayonnaise on both sides of the roll, and layered it with my lettuce, tomato and bacon.

Our dinner called for nothing more than fruit as a side dish.



  • Ciabatta rolls
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 2 slices of bacon per sandwich
  • 2 slices of tomato per sandwich
  • 1 tablespoon mayonaise per sandwich
  • pinch of kosher salt


Cook bacon in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cut ciabatta rolls in half and lay on a baking sheet. Bake in the same 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Spread both halves of bread with mayo and layer the bottom half with lettuce (sprinkle tomato slices with a pinch of kosher salt), tomato and bacon. Top with other half of roll. Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris


Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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